- New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2004.
- small 4to.
- full-leather, publisher's slipcase.
- 374 pages
- ISBN: 1584561505
- ISBN: 9781584561507
Price: $275.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 75831
Deluxe full-leather edition. Limited to 100 copies. This work is the first in an important, five-volume series addressing the unique role libraries have played in building and preserving Western culture. Mr. Staikos has become one of our foremost scholars on library history, writing such books as this, as well as works like "The Great Libraries," a classic in its field. This first volume reveals the rich history of the early archive libraries from Crete to the famous library of the Ptolemies in Alexandria. Through well-researched text and many full-color illustrations, the author guides his readers over 1800 years of mankind's struggle to preserve his knowledge by the written word. Sales Rights: Worldwide.
Order all five volumes of The History of the Library in Western Civilization series at one time and get the Index volume for free.